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So, you’ve got some ideas now, but how do you actually start your story? In this mini-lesson, Naomi guides us through visualizing the start of our stories. One of the best ways to start our characters into a scene is to put them in motion. What physical action might engage them with their surroundings? At the end of this mini-lesson you’ll have a clear mental picture of your story so that you’ll be ready to write it out for your readers.

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